PETTIS, THOMAS E. (see note - family says spelling PETTIT)
Name: Thomas E. Pettis Branch/Rank: United States Navy/O2 Unit: HELICOPTER ANTI SUB 2 CVS-12 Date of Birth: 31 October 1941 Home City of Record: MOBILE AL Date of Loss: 23 May 1967 Country of Loss: North Vietnam/Over Water Loss Coordinates: 184159 North 1065957 East Status (in 1973): Killed In Action/Body Not Recovered Category: 5 Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: SH3A #14985 Missions:
Other Personnel in Incident: Richard Homuth, Eureka Schmittou, Ronald Soucy, all KIA/BNR
Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK from one or more of the following: raw data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA families, published sources, interviews and CACCF = Combined Action Combat Casualty File.
REMARKS: ON SAR - LOST CONTACT - FOUND RAFT
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From - Mon Jun 26 08:46:45 2000 From: Cathie <email@example.com> Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi, my name is Cathie and I am a niece of one of the POW's found here. I came here out of curiosity since we had our family reunion and my uncle's name came up. His name is Thomas E. Pettit and it is listed here as Thomas E. Pettis. Please check the spelling for me if you could. The bio is described just as I have been told as I was growing up so Iam sure this is the right man I am speaking of. And if there is anymore info on Thomas E. Pettit, I would greatly appreciate it. I would have loved to have known him. I was told what a wonderful and brave man he was! Thanks in advance, Cathie